Archives for Senior Alzheimer’s care

Brain Challenge Test Could Predict Alzheimer's

What if there were a way to spot Alzheimer’s years before it was ever diagnosed? Currently, biomarker tests can help detect the disease twenty years before its onset. The procedure measures abnormal levels of the proteins beta-amyloid and tau, in spinal fluid. These proteins form plaques and tangles which researchers believe contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s. Alternatively, beta-amyloid and tau also help determine if those with underlying factors may be at risk of developing more serious forms of the disease. In addition to biomarker testing, scientists are using brain imaging to record images of any changes in the brain.
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Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer's

  The effects of Alzheimer’s can be devastating – in both the lives of those suffering from the disease, and the people around them. Out of more than 100 different forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s is one of the most common. It accounts anywhere between 60 and 80 percent of Americans with dementia. Alzheimer’s affects memory, cognition and mental ability and is largely determined by age, family history and genetics. Certain medical conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, have also been shown to increase the risk of cognitive impairment. More and more, medical research is showing signs of
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